For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library
Guest Speaker: Jon Cawthorne, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences
Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am PT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT / 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 11:00am – 12:00pm ET
Description: Organizational change in libraries requires addressing confounding factors such as unwritten rules, traditions, and assumptions that underlie the “iceberg” of culture and potentially hinder progress. Hear about the values that help drive excellence at Wayne State University Libraries. Participants will learn from institutional examples at Wayne State as well as lessons from the highly successful Library Diversity Alliance (now the ACRL Diversity Alliance Program).
Speaker Information: Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D. is dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. He began his library leadership career in Detroit, as director of the Detroit Public Library’s flagship branch, where he was later named interim deputy director to lead the entire 24-branch system through an organizational transition.
Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. There, he established the WVU Digital Publishing Institute, to advance open-access scholarship through new digital pathways for academic publication and dissemination of knowledge. He has also held leadership positions at Florida State University, Boston College, and San Diego State University.
Cawthorne currently chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites 36 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. He holds a M.L.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College.
This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
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